Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi may be in line
for a new Chelsea contract, following his
impressive performance under Guus Hiddink.
Mikel’s resurgence under Guus Hiddink has
altered his situation at Chelsea with the
club now considering the offer of a new
The 29-year-old Nigerian hardly had a look
in Jose Mourinho, who preferred Cesc
Fabregas and Nemanja Matic as regular
partners in his defensive midfield.
But since Hiddink was brought in as interim
coach following Mourinho’s exit Mikel has
featured more regularly.
And such has been his form, and the fact he
has proved he can be called upon at any
time to do a job for the team, that the Blues
powerbrokers are now giving real thought
to the offer of a contract extension.
Mikel, who joined Chelsea from Lyn Oslo in
controversial circumstances 10 years ago,
has 15 months to run on his current deal.
The midfielder bagged a rare but potentially
vital away goal in the 2-1 defeat by Paris
Saint-Germain on Tuesday in the first leg of
the two sides’ Champions League last-16